The Topic question I am writing on is : Explore the relationship between moral conflict and mental health in Hamlet. Does the pretense of madness cause a real decline? What is the impact of moral conflict on mental health; and the impact of mental health on internal moral conflict?
These are additional notes that were in her instructions
• A literary analysis is an essay that makes an arguable claim about your interpretation of a literary text. It uses evidence from the text to support and develop your argument.
• A literary analysis is not a summary of the plot or another part of the text. It is an insightful exploration of your original ideas about that text. Analyze, don’t summarize.
• Topics: Select one of the topics below, and use it to write a literary analysis of Hamlet. Your analysis should raise compelling questions about the text – including, but not limited to the prompts in your topic.
• Prompts: Respond to all the prompts in your topic.
o Follow guidelines in Easy Writer on writing a strong thesis statement, integrating sources, citing quotations, and writing mechanics.
o Cite all quoted and paraphrased text according to MLA format – for all internal citations, and for the Works Cited list.
o For MLA guidelines, see Easy Writer or the Purdue Online Writing Lab.
• Strong analytical papers will have the following elements:
o An introductory paragraph with a clear, analytical thesis statement, one that presents an arguable claim about how the text engages with certain ideas and what message the text conveys to us. The introductory paragraph should not begin with a generalization – i.e., “From the beginning of time, power struggles have existed.” It should get to the point right away, in a detailed and interesting way.
o Each paragraph should have one clear, analytical topic sentence (usually the first sentence) that conveys the idea of the paragraph.
o Every original idea should be illustrated and supported by quoted or paraphrased material from the text. (Remember to cite all quotes and paraphrases.)
o The conclusion should point to the larger ramifications of your analysis.
You are welcome to use all material in the texts, including introductions, footnotes, endnotes, glossaries, etc. Remember to cite all primary and secondary sources (including online material).